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Dr. Austin.B.Fernandes

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

12 Years Experience  ·  500 - 850 at clinic
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Dr. Austin.B.Fernandes is a popular Psychiatrist in Mumbai, Mumbai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 12 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - Psychiatry . You can visit him/her at Ferns Polyclinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Austin.B.Fernandes and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - KEM Hospital - 2006
MD - Psychiatry - Institute of Naval medicine INHS Asvini, mumbai - 2013
Awards and Recognitions
STUDY OF SET SHIFTING DEFICITS IN ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE SYNDROME PRESENTED AT 43RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN PSYCHIATRY SOCIETY WESTERN ZONAL BRANCH
SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR SEEN AS A PART OF COMPLEX PARTIAL SEIZURES ? CASE REPORT. PARIPEX , INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH. Volume : 2 | Issue : 11 |
Cerebroprotein Induced Fever and Skin Eruption : A Case Report. INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH. Volume : 4 | Issue : 6 |
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PAPERS PRESENTED
PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CLAUSTROPHOBIA (JOURNAL OF MARINE MEDICAL SOCIETY, 2012 VOL 14 NO 1)
ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION : A CLINICAL REVIEW. PARIPEX , INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH. Volume : 3 | Issue : 4 |
CENTRAL PONTINE MYELINOLYSIS IN A CASE OF ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE SYNDROME (SENT TO INDIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY)
RELATION OF PERSEVERENCE AND PERSONALITY FACTORS AMONG POST GRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS PRESENTED AT ANCIPS
DELUSIONAL PARASITOSIS WITH ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE: A CASE REPORT (INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH & HEALTH SCIENCES 2014 VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2 APRIL,JUNE)
BLONANSERIN INDUCED GALACTORRHEA TREATED WITH ARIPIPRAZOLE. DER PHARMACOLOGIA SINICA.
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Bombay Psychiatrist Society
Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian Medical Association

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Burn Injuries - 5 Ways You Can Manage The Pain It Cause!

MBBS, MD, M.N.A.M.S(Anaesthesiology), FWACS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Burn Injuries - 5 Ways You Can Manage The Pain It Cause!

While injuries of any form can be painful, burn injuries are one of the worst to suffer from. While cuts and bruises can be temporarily assuaged with a proper dressing, burns are quite different in this regard. With burns, the damaged tissues will stay on the body and may cause continuous pain. Thus, burn injuries are difficult to treat and they require different strategies for pain management as well.

Treatment methods available for treating pain arising due to burn injuries

  1. Apply an anesthetic cream or aloevera gel to soothe the burnt skin. Avoid exposing the skin to air as that will cause painful sensations.
  2. Loose gauze or antibiotic ointment must be used to protect the influenced area.
  3. Soak the burnt area wound in cold water for about five minutes or more.
  4. If the burn escalates or affects a widespread area, seek medical attention immediately.

Pain management factors for burn injuries:

  1. Relaxation: During the phase of recovery, burn injuries put immense stress on your body and continue for a long period. Muscle tension is caused by stress that increases pain. Some relaxation techniques are proven to be beneficial to reduce the stress on body.
  2. Coping with your pain: Different people have different ways to cope with physical discomfort. Look out for situational aspects which are currently under your control and take it positively. The ‘what ifs’ or wishing that the burn didn’t occur in the first place will not help with your current situation. You should focus on things what you can control like self-rehabilitation, doing your daily exercises, physical therapy treatment or following a doctor’s suggestion of pain management strategies. This will help you cope with your pain to a greater extent.
  3. Sleep medications: If your normal sleep routine is hampered, consult your physician for safe sleep medications. Proper sleep is very important for the healing process and even more so in the case of burn related injuries.
  4. Antidepressants: Some people may not be suffering from depression, but they might still need antidepressants for relief and sound sleep. A health care provider might prescribe antidepressants as a way to deal with acute pain from burn injuries.
  5. Increase the pace of your activities: If you want to rebuild your health and stamina and get back in form soon, focus on the regular physical and mental activities. Exercise regularly, but don’t push yourself too much. Increase your physical activities gradually over time. Unless and until you are fully comfortable, don’t strain yourself too much. Occupational and physical therapists can help you with an appropriate activity program. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Dear sir/ madam, I am a 46 years old guy who lacks self confidence. I am jobless. How do I achieve self confidence. Regards

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Dear sir/ madam,
I am a 46 years old guy who lacks self confidence. I am jobless.
How do I achieve self confidence.
R...
Hi Lybrate user If you want to build your self confidence then you have to focus on improving your own life for the better. Try to focus on stuffs you have done it may be big or small. Write down a list of all things you feel proud in your life, think of the things you have achieved. Set some small goal and try to achieve them it help you to prove your capability to yourself and you feel better. Need to understand and remind yourself that there will always be someone who is prettier, smarter and richer than you, just like there will always be someone who is less attractive, less intelligent and less wealthy than you. Believe in yourself and try to enjoy your life. Thanks.
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I am in too much confusion, I think either I gonna mad or really need a psychiatrist. Sir my problem is that I have a sexual fantasy that includes the threesome sex . Whenever I imagine having sex with my gf with including a other male guy I turns on.I asked for this to my girlfriend initially she said no directly but now she is ready for the same, we also arranged a guy wo will join us, ultimately this guy is her colleague and he is also ready for the same, when everything done, then this time I am stepping back from this fantasy but when again I thought of it it turns me on badly. . Please help me whats wrong with me?Should I go for it?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
The fantasy you are talking about is OK, but practicing it with your girl friend and another person is bad. Such a step will ruin your and her life. Sincerely, if your girl friend is willing for that action, ditch her. She cannot be a good girl friend to you. Take care.
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I've got a lot of stress while preparing for competitive exams (JEE) I can't even focus in studies anymore. I used to be a topper in my class in 11th and the preparation was going great but now in 12th in the most important time of my study before the boards I just can't study! 12th is very hectic and even though I think I had the potential to get into a very good college I've wasted a lot of time in 12th now I'm just very demotivated and stressed plus I've got a lot of people counting on me waiting for results. My teachers parents relatives friends I just don't know what to do!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I've got a lot of stress while preparing for competitive exams (JEE) I can't even focus in studies anymore.
I used to...
If you want better results while studying, revision is the key. Repeated revision consolidates the information in the brain and helps to retain the information. Other than that, try a daily exercise of recalling your entire day in as much detail as possible before you sleep. Initially only important or superficial details are recalled, but with practice minor details can also be recalled. Be more organized; make lists. Use acronyms and mnemonic devices to help you remember. Take 45 minute slots followed by a 5-15 minute break. Eat and at proper times. Drink plenty of water. Find time for exercise or meditation. Keep time for proper revision at end of study session. Revise before you sleep.
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I am suffering from paranoid schizophrenia from past 10 years. I am still unable to perform my work nicely.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is no doubt that this disease is debilitating but you must persevere not only with the medication but also with counseling. The counseling gives you an avenue to work with your emotional issues and you will develop skills in coping with the everyday challenges that life throws at you. I hope your visits to the psychiatrist were regular and the medication has been frequently reviewed during these ten years. You need to be occupied, and fit into a routine of interesting activities every day. Yoga and meditation is also necessary to train your brain to be disciplined. Exercise always plays a stabilizing role and is the most holistic medicine besides. Since the paranoid mind is regularly perturbed by unreal fears, a reality check through counseling will help you discern fact from fiction. Your socializing and maintaining steady relations is the hallmark of a good recovery program. If I am to assume that there were no relapses during this period, then that is a good sign too. This means that your condition has remained stable all of these years! Now go to the next level along with therapy and you can look forward to a more functional and productive lifestyle.
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I feel always too sleepy too tied. I didn't do my studies well. I am feeling sometime to depressed for my studies. Sometime I can't able to focus or do any thing. please help me!

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I feel always too sleepy too tied. I didn't do my studies well. I am feeling sometime to depressed for my studies. So...
Dear Nisha, excessive sleep can induce a depressed feeling. On the other hand depression can cause excessive sleep in many individuals. Both scenarios may be associated with low energy, poor concentration and memory, inability to focus. Which of these scenarios is true in your case will need some careful evaluation. We will also need to know if you have had similar problems in the past, any other medicines you might be on or any other psychological problems in the family. Please get hemogram and serum TSH levels done as a bare minimum.
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I have recently stopped smoking after I have found blackness on my gums and I also observed that my gums are shrinking. I have been smoking around 10 cigarettes a day for the last 13 yrs. I don't have any dental or any respiratory problems so far. I have decided to not going to smoke again in future. Kindly suggest for my speedy dental recovery. And any other tips to get normal health. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have recently stopped smoking after I have found blackness on my gums and I also observed that my gums are shrinkin...
Congratulations on your quitting smoking. You have made an excellent decision and you will reap rich dividends in the future, healthwise and monetarily too. You must visit a dentist and have all your teeth cleaned of plaque and tartar, which you may not be able to notice. This will improve your gums and dental health. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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I need to work on my memory retention power badly. There is a lot of brainpower I have lost in recent 4 years due to emotional stress and breakdowns. My career demands focus, concentration, memory retention. Is this psycho related? Can there be a timely cure to this? If yes, then what?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I need to work on my memory retention power badly. There is a lot of brainpower I have lost in recent 4 years due to ...
Hi, Deep breathing helps to increase your blood flow and oxygen levels, which in turn help your brain to function better. Doing 10-15 minutes of deep breathing each day can help in the long run, but especially doing some deep breathing before and during your studying (and even while you're taking your exam) not only helps keep oxygen and blood flow helping your brain, but it also keeps your anxiety levels down, also helping your brain function better. When you're breathing make sure that you breathe into the bottom of your lungs. Think of it like a balloon expanding, first your belly, then your chest, then your neck. When you let the breath go, it will go in the opposite direction, neck, chest, then belly. Take a break. A good way to help your brain charged up is to take a break. This can either mean cruising the Internet for 15 minutes, or switching to something else for a while, as a change of pace for your brain. It's also a good idea to spend no more than an hour on something before switching to something else for a while. If you haven't finished that something in an hour, set aside time later to work on it some more Eat brain-boosting food. There are lots of different foods that can help boost your brainpower. Conversely, some foods — foods high in sugar and refined carbohydrates" junk food" and soda — dull brain processes and make you foggy and sluggish. Try foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids like walnuts and salmon (although eat this sparingly because of the possibility of a higher mercury content), ground flaxseed, winter squash, kidney and pinto beans, spinach, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, and soybeans. Omega-3 fatty acids improve blood circulation, and boost the function of neurotransmitters, which help your brain process and think. Get enough exercise. Physical exercise can do things like enhance the oxygen flow to your brain, which will help it better process and function. It also releases chemicals that enhance your overall mood, as well as protect your brain cells. Scientists have found that exercising actually helps spark the production of more neurons in the brain.[4] Dance and martial arts are especially good ways to boost your brainpower, because they stimulate a wide variety of brain systems, including organization, coordination, planning, and judgement. You're having to move your body (and various parts of it, too) in synch with the music. Learn to meditate. Meditation, especially mindfulness meditation, can help to retrain the brain to work better and to not go down certain negative neuro-pathways. Meditation both reduces stress (which helps the brain function better), but it also increases memory, as well. Find a place to sit quietly, even if only for 15 minutes. Focus on your breathing. Say to yourself as you breathe" breathing in, breathing out. Whenever you find your mind wandering, gently draw it back to focusing on your breath. As you get better at meditating, notice what is going on around you, feel the sun on your face, notice the sound of the birds and the cars outside, smell your roommate's pasta lunch. Most importantly, get enough sleep and get organized.
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I am 36 year old male habitual of smoking atleast two cigarettes a day, kindly tell which vitamins, nutrient will be reduced in my body. What would be consequences of two cigarette smoking on health.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is not the loss of nutrients or vitamins that is of concern when you smoke. It is that cigarette smoke has at least 7000 chemicals that can cause havoc to your system. If you smoke less, you cause less damage. So all that you are doing is dying slowly. In case your constitution has any precipitating factors, you could hasten the damage. The consequences of cigarette smoking is less if you smoke less but the other conditions may anyway aggravate ill-health. So instead of worrying or calculating the effects, just stop this habit because it is bad, period. Fortunately, almost all the damage by smoking can be reversed, if and when you stop and take measures to lead a healthy life of exercise, diet and rest. It is difficult to quantify the extent of damage but effects could be felt in your stamina, skin wrinkling, lung capacity, heart strain, eye damage, sexual erectile capacity, tooth decay and tartar buildup, foul breath, damage to the celia lining your throat, brain cells, and for some people the early stages of cancer promoting conditions, and a host of other problems. You are advised to stop immediately and abruptly. Check this summary if you are still seriously looking for an excuse to smoke less and feel somewhat justified. Summary: (Source:Center for Disease Control and Prevention) • Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. This is nearly one in five deaths. • More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States during its history. • Smoking causes about 90% (or 9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths in men and women.1,2 More women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer. • About 80% (or 8 out of 10) of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are caused by smoking. • Cigarette smoking increases risk for death from all causes in men and women. • Smoking is estimated to increase the risk— o For coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times o For stroke by 2 to 4 times o Of men developing lung cancer by 25 times • Of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times • Smoking causes diminished overall health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost. • Smoking causes stroke and coronary heart disease. • Even people who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day can have early signs of cardiovascular disease. • Smoking damages blood vessels and can make them thicken and grow narrower. This makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure go up. Clots can also form. • Blockages caused by smoking can also reduce blood flow to your legs and skin. • Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. • Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. • If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. • Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than nonsmokers. Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body: • Bladder • Blood (acute myeloid leukemia) • Cervix • Colon and rectum (colorectal) • Esophagus • Kidney and ureter • Larynx • Liver • Oropharynx (includes parts of the throat, tongue, soft palate, and the tonsils) • Pancreas • Stomach • Trachea, bronchus, and lung • Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant and can affect her baby's health before and after birth. Smoking increases risks for: o Preterm (early) delivery o Stillbirth (death of the baby before birth) o Low birth weight o Sudden infant death syndrome (known as SIDS or crib death) o Ectopic pregnancy o Orofacial clefts in infants • Smoking can also affect men's sperm, which can reduce fertility and also increase risks for birth defects and miscarriage. • Smoking can affect bone health. o Women past childbearing years who smoke have weaker bones than women who never smoked, and are at greater risk for broken bones. • Smoking affects the health of your teeth and gums and can cause tooth loss. • Smoking can increase your risk for cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens that makes it hard for you to see) and age-related macular degeneration (damage to a small spot near the center of the retina, the part of the eye needed for central vision). • Smoking is a cause of type 2 diabetes mellitus and can make it harder to control. The risk of developing diabetes is 30–40% higher for active smokers than nonsmokers. • Smoking causes general adverse effects on the body, including inflammation and decreased immune function. • Smoking is a cause of rheumatoid arthritis.
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